E is for Emancipation

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An attempt to produce a poem or story from now until the end of April (except Sundays).
The theme for the 2022 A to Z Challenge is the human condition.

Come, let us play like children
And scream with unbridled joy
Run barefoot through the grass
Trailing innocence and openness

Come, let us love like children
Unconditional and absolute
Accepting our differences
Forgiving our trespasses

Come, let us be like children
And view the world
As something to embrace
Not something to fear

Would it be so bad to be a child again?